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No more Cadbury's chocolate?

I know that some of you in Switzerland seem to still crave Cadbury's chocolate, even though you have an extensive selection of Swiss varieties on your doorstep.

Could Cadbury's days be numbered?

They have resisted a takeover bid by Kraft Foods recently. Now, another bidder has come forward with a larger cash offer. This is from American comany Hershey. It seems that this offer could be acceptable to Cadbury's.

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Old 13.12.2009, 22:08
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

Doom for Cadbury's if Hershey's takes it over and imposes its view of chocolate on the company. Hershey's is waxy, grainy..yuk.
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Old 13.12.2009, 22:13
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

We always bring Cadburys back from the UK for us and other expats who ask for it (my Swiss relatives love English chocs and biscuits) But who knows, Rowntrees were taken over by Nestle and we still have Kit Kats and the Lion Bar...as long as Hershey dont mess with the recipies who knows.

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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

Noooooooooooo!!!!! I had better buy loads when I am back at Christmas time then just in case!!
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Old 13.12.2009, 22:27
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?



on my last london visit in november i even asked my swiss neighbour if she would like me to bring her back some decent chocolate..

for some reason she thought i was joking..

we can't have cadburys going down..
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

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Noooooooooooo!!!!! I had better buy loads when I am back at Christmas time then just in case!!
I know I love Cadbury!!!!
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Old 13.12.2009, 22:48
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

The words Hershey and chocolate do not belong in the same sentence together.

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Doom for Cadbury's if Hershey's takes it over and imposes its view of chocolate on the company. Hershey's is waxy, grainy..yuk.
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Old 13.12.2009, 22:50
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

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I know that some of you in Switzerland seem to still crave Cadbury's chocolate, even though you have an extensive selection of Swiss varieties on your doorstep.

Could Cadbury's days be numbered?

They have resisted a takeover bid by Kraft Foods recently. Now, another bidder has come forward with a larger cash offer. This is from American comany Hershey. It seems that this offer could be acceptable to Cadbury's.

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Are you tripping?? the story doesn't say anything about any formal cash offer, or even informal for that matter? just says they're would probably have to give more cash to get anywhere!
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

They do have the experience of making "Cadbury" chocolate, they have been making it (in the US) for the last 21 years :

http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/cadbury.asp

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Old 13.12.2009, 23:16
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

No please nooooooo!!

Nothing can compare to a bar of cadburys!!
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Old 13.12.2009, 23:41
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

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We always bring Cadburys back from the UK for us and other expats who ask for it (my Swiss relatives love English chocs and biscuits) But who knows, Rowntrees were taken over by Nestle and we still have Kit Kats and the Lion Bar...as long as Hershey dont mess with the recipies who knows.
As you live in Basel, you can easily get giant slabs of Cadbury Dairy Milk at the Geant supermarket in St Louis.
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

must go drown my sorrows in a cruchie bar..
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Are you tripping?? the story doesn't say anything about any formal cash offer, or even informal for that matter? just says they're would probably have to give more cash to get anywhere!
Fair point, there is nothing formally announced, but is is implied that it is a fair possibility:

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However, Hershey, which already makes some Cadbury products under licence in the US, is understood to be willing to offer more cash. Kraft's offer was described by Cadbury as "derisory".

The BBC's Joe Lynam says Hershey's increased offer would, if talks succeed, be made with the blessing of Cadbury's board.
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

Never tried Cadbury's chocolate but it seems it's something amazing...

Hope I will still able to have one once.....
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Never tried Cadbury's chocolate but it seems it's something amazing...

Hope I will still able to have one once.....
It's pretty good & worth trying.

But to be fair, so is the American chocolate from Kraft. It's on sale
in Switzerland and goes under the name of Toblerone
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

i found some in france
got to go restock now!!
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

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Never tried Cadbury's chocolate but it seems it's something amazing...

Hope I will still able to have one once.....
Its very similar in quality and price to Milka chocolate.
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Old 16.12.2009, 04:39
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

An article on the chocolate divide between the US and the UK

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Anyone who has performed a chocolate taste test will know that compared with its British counterpart, American chocolate has a distinctly different flavour. To many, Hershey's chocolate has a more bitter, less creamy taste than its British equivalent, and seems to have a grittier texture.
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

I heard recently that it was a merger of Cadbury, Mars, Nestle and a few other companies...

A selection of their new products is in the article below (tried posting linked images but they failed to display)

http://www.swollenpickles.com/2008/0...nestle-merger/
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Re: No more Cadbury's chocolate?

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I heard recently that it was a merger of Cadbury, Mars, Nestle and a few other companies...

A selection of their new products is in the article below (tried posting linked images but they failed to display)

http://www.swollenpickles.com/2008/0...nestle-merger/
Pesky Nestle already bought Britain's 2nd biggest chocolate maker Rowntree.

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Since Nestlé took over Rowntree Mackintosh's brands, there has been much criticism of the way that the company has changed the brands. Nestlé acquired the business to secure the five principal brands: Kit Kat, Aero, Polo, Fruit Pastilles, and Quality Street. Since taking over Rowntree Mackintosh, the following changes have been made:
  • The Quality Street brazil nut covered in chocolate became a hazelnut in a chocolate shell shaped like a Brazil nut. Large, individually-sold Quality Street sweets were also introduced.
  • The Kit Kat went from being foil and paper wrapped to being plastic wrapped. Variants were also introduced, including a chunky bar and alternate flavours.
  • Smarties had their blue sweets temporarily replaced by white, and are now sold in "hexa-tube" hexagonal cardboard containers that replace the traditional cylindrical tube.
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